Is It Illegal To Drill Through A Coin?

Can you legally make jewelry out of coins?

Copying coins for jewelry purposes or altering them to create jewelry is legal according to Title 18 U.S.C., Section 331.

This section provides criminal penalties for anyone who alters coins for jewelry purposes and represents them to be something other than jewelry..

How do you put a hole in a coin?

Select what type of coin you would like to insert a hole into. … Lay your coin down on a wooden surface, if you are using a hand drill. … Select what size drill bit you want to use. … Pull slightly on the trigger of your hand drill to create a slow drilling motion.More items…

How do you punch a hole in a quarter?

Place the coin in the center of a small block of scrap wood. … Create a dot on the coin with a permanent marker. … Align the tip of the center punch to the permanent marker dot. … Attach the 1/16-inch metal drill bit to the hand-held drill. … Line the tip of the drill bit to the indentation on the coin.More items…

What coins make the best rings?

Silver coins typically make the best coin rings. Silver coins respond best to the heat and pressure forging techniques required to create coin rings. Since few coins minted today are made of silver, vintage coins containing 50-92.5% silver are usually chosen.

How do you make a coin ring with a spoon?

Hold the coin with one hand and tap the edge with a spoon. Turn the coin as you tap. Tap Tap Tap. Tap the ring in the center of the edge as much as possible.

Can I drill a hole in a coin?

Use a 1/16 drill bit in an electric drill. Place your coin on the side of a thick roll of tape so not to damage your table. Aim the bit, use medium pressure, and let the drill go at a medium pace.

What does it mean when a coin has a hole in it?

If you see a coin that has a hole near the edge, or has multiple holes (see pictures), someone has drilled a hole in the coin in order to use it for decoration or jewelry. A single hole near the edge means that the coin may have been worn on a necklace or bracelet.